13 Meal Prep Ideas for Busy People

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1. Having an active lifestyle lets you have little to no time for preparing deliciously yet healthy food on a daily basis. Meal prepping will be able to help in this case since you are just going to allot an afternoon of your week to cook and prepare your meals in advance for the whole week.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 1/4 cup golden raisins, banana.

Meal 2: 6oz 93/7 ground turkey, 1/2 cup brown rice, onions, tomato, romaine lettuce, guac (use water on top to somewhat prevent browning).

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, 8oz yams.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, 10 oz mixed bell peppers.

2. Preparing your meals in advance lets you control and know the exact food you will eat. This allows for a healthier and cleaner eating practice, of course if you are to choose and cook healthy meals.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 1/4 cup golden raisins, 8oz grapes.

Meal 2: 6oz 93/7 ground turkey, 1/2 cup brown rice, onions, tomato, romaine lettuce, guac (use water on top to somewhat prevent browning).

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, 8oz yams.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, 10 oz mixed bell peppers.

3. With regular workout and balanced diet, your overall health and body condition is fit allowing your body to keep being active and performing well. Healthy meal generates great energy for your body!

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 1/4 cup golden raisins, 8oz grapes.

Meal 2: 6oz 93/7 ground turkey, 1/2 cup brown rice, onions, tomato, romaine lettuce, guac (use water on top to somewhat prevent browning).

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, 8oz yams.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, 10 oz mixed bell peppers.

4. Meal prepping requires commitment and planning. You need to have a time of the week where you can actually sit down and think what are the meals you would be cooking. Choose among hundreds of recipes you can prepare that fit your macros. Why not have steak or grilled chicken as lunch?

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, golden raisins, 1 banana.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 1/2 cup brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, 7oz yams.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, 10 oz mixed bell peppers.

5. One simple way to cut the time down when you are meal prepping is by identifying what recipes can be cooked together as one. You can steam vegetables and fish or put into oven some ingredients at the same time.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, golden raisins, 2 slices Ezekiel bread, 1 banana.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 1 cup brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, 7oz yams.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, mixed bell peppers, 1 cup brown rice.

6. If you find yourself preparing the same exact meals each week, then it’s high time to look into the inspirations around you. There are a lot of meal preppers just like you who may have ideas that you would be interested in. You never know what sparks your interests so might as well give it a try.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, 2 tbs chia seeds in water.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, brown rice, cabbage & green onions.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, bell peppers, brown rice.

7. The possibilities are endless. With meal prepping, you can cook meals that you have been cooking for a long time or try something completely new. Since you are the one who is going to eat your own food, why not try substituting ingredients with healthier ones. You could also try adding different spices for a new taste.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, 2 tbs chia seeds in water.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, brown rice, cabbage & green onions.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, bell peppers, brown rice.

8. Fruits are one of the healthiest food you could ever have without cooking. They are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories and none have cholesterol! Why not incorporate you meals with a matching fruit on the side and satisfy your sweet cravings?

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, 2 tbs chia seeds in water.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz lean steak, brown rice, cabbage & green onions.

Meal 4: 6oz lean steak, brown rice, cabbage & green onions.

9. Grilling is one way you can have your meals done but one should prepare the grill properly before using it. If you want great grilled chicken for example, make sure you have enough fuel, and rub a little oil onto the (clean and preheated) grates right before cooking so the chicken doesn’t stick.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, 2 tbs chia seeds in water.

Meal 2: 6oz FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz New York strip, 8oz steamed red Idaho potato, broccoli.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, pineapple, brown rice.

10. One of the easiest ways to prepare fresh or even frozen vegetables is to steam them over simmering water. This method is quick, light, and retains flavor and nutritional value.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, 2 tbs chia seeds in water.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz New York strip, 8oz steamed Idaho potato, broccoli.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, pineapple, brown rice.

11. One great ingredient you can use to prepare meals and ensure a healthy food intake is Steel cut oats. They could be considered a “power food” because they are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber and select vitamins and minerals. By making you feel fuller for a longer period of time, oats can be an effective part of an overall weight-management program.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, 2 tbs chia seeds in water.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz New York strip, 8oz steamed Idaho potato, broccoli.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, pineapple, brown rice.

12. You may choose Brown rice instead of white rice as the healthier option for your meal prep. Brown rice, unlike white rice, still has the side hull and bran. The side hulls and brans provide “natural wholeness” to the grain and are rich in proteins, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and potassium.

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, 2 tbs chia seeds in water.

Meal 2: 6oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 6oz New York strip, 8oz steamed Idaho potato, broccoli.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, pineapple, brown rice.

13. With the different and varying recipes you can do to help keep your meal prepping fun yet very healthy, you certainly can keep your self motivated and consistent in doing the practice. With one afternoon to allot, you can save your time throughout the week by not having to prepare your meals anymore. Plus, you get to make sure you have the best and healthiest food to devour!

Meal 1: 140g minsley steel cut oats, 2 slice Ezekiel bread, 1 banana, 2 Fuji apples, protein shake.

Meal 2: 8oz @FlavorGod garlic lovers 93/7 ground turkey, organic pasta sauce, 105g brown rice, Ezekiel bread.

Meal 3: 8oz New York strip, 8oz steamed sweet potato, broccoli.

Meal 4: 8oz grilled chicken breast, pineapple, brown rice.

Meal 5: 230g Flavorgod Pizza! egg omelette.